Thursday, 12 February 2015

Prince Harry's Official Patronages

Prince Harry in addition for his job in the military works closely with a number of charities and organizations.

Patronages are not for a lifetime, but a set amount of time (for a appeal, 3 years, 5 years, etc). Patronages are usually reviewed after a period, and possibly renewed.

List of Current Patronages:

Patron/ Co-founder (2006)

Sentebale works with local grassroots organizations in Lesotho to help children in extreme poverty and with HIV/AIDS to lead healthy and productive lives.

Dolen Cymru
Patron (March 2007)

Promotes activities that link health organisations, schools, villages, districts, and churches in both Wales and Lesotho.

Royal Patron (March 2007)

Helps aid agencies by providing crucial situational mapping in the event of natural and humanitarian disasters.

Patron (March 2007)

A National Charity that provides practical and emotional support to seriously ill children, young people and their families, Fund projects and research, & promotes new health, education and social care policy.

Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund
Joint Patron with Prince William (January 2009)

The Charity, Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, was founded in memory of the Princes close friend Henry Van Straubenzee. Who died in a car accident in 2002 at the age of 18. The Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund works to improve and build schools in Uganda.

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
Patron (2009)

The Royal Foundation was created in 2009 to foster collaboration between Princes William & Harry's  Patronages. Catherine was added to the Foundation after her marriage. The Royal Foundation allows them to give charitable grants and support projects of particular interest to them (E.g. The Invictus Games). The Royal Foundation focuses on 3 Areas, Armed Forces, Young People and Conservation.

Rugby Football Union (RFU)
Vice Patron (February 2010- December 2016)
Patron (December 2016 - Present)

The Rugby Football Union is responsible for all levels of rugby throughout England, from community clubs to the national team.

Queen Elizabeth was patron (1952-2016). King George V was patron (?-1952)

Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation
Patron (February 2010)

Is the official charity of the (England) Rugby Football Union. Supports injured players at any level & prevents future injuries through research and education.

London Marathon Charitable Trust
Patron (February 2012)

The London Marathon Charitable Trust provide grants for recreation facilities used by the London Marathon and sporting events put on by London Marathon Events Limited.

100 Women in Finance (London Branch)'s Philanthropic Initiatives 
Joint Patron (January 2013 - Present)

100 Women in Finance is a professional association for women in finance and alternative investment industries, with locations around the world. The association focuses on professional development, networking, education and charity work. Each year, the London Branch picks one of the royal's charities to support thorough out the year. Their main fundraising event is the annual London Gala, which is attended by at least 1 of the patrons.

In 2010, William became Patron of the London Branch's charity initiatives for an initial 3 years. In 2013, the Patronage was renewed for another 3 years with Catherine and Harry joining William as joint patrons. In 2016, the Joint Patronage was renewed again for an unspecified number of years.

Charities Supported:

RFU All Schools Programme
Patron (March 2013)

All Schools is an Rugby Football Union initiative to encourage secondary state schools to play rugby,  to encourage youth to join local clubs. All Schools hopes instill in youth a love for rugby and the game's core values. This programs hopes to make school life happier and healthier, reduce anti-social behavior, and increasing self-esteem in students. All Schools offers support to schools over a three year period to help them start and sustain their own rugby programs, including kit and equipment, coaching, student volunteer training and links to local clubs.

The Foundation manages the process of selecting the hosts of future games and overseeing their delivery.

Invictus Foundation
Patron (2014)

The Invictus Foundation manages the Invictus Games, a international sporting event for wounded, injured or sick Servicemen and women.

The Patron’s Lunch
Joint Patron (July 2015)

The Patron’s Lunch is a street party on On Sunday June 12th, 2016 to celebrate The Queen’s patronage (over 600 charities and organizations) in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.  Harry is Joint Patron with Prince William.

Silverstone Heritage Experience 
Royal Patron (June 2016)

The Silverstone Heritage Experience is a project to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. The Experience will include a permanent exhibit, a Collections and Research Centre, themed tours around the circuit, and a number of special programs, talks and workshops. The Silverstone Heritage Experience will officially open in 2018.

Rugby Football League
Patron  (December 2016)

Rugby Football League is the national governing body for Rugby League in the UK.

Rhino Conservation Botswana 
Patron  (January 2017)

Rhino Conservation Botswana is a charity based Botswana, Africa that works to protect and monitor the country's Rhinos. Their goal is to re-populate northern Botswana with wild black and white rhinos in a hope to conserve the species. They work across Africa to locate and move Rhinos to the Moremi Game Reserve inside the Okavango Delta.

The younger Royals tend to hold few patronages; this allows them to work more closely and to get directly involved with these organizations. This differs greatly from the older generations that hold patronages of over 100s different organizations at one time.  (The Queen 600+, Prince Phillip 700+)

Also Check Out:
Prince Harry - Main Page
Cambridges - Main Page

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